Minor Requirements

The film and media studies minor offers two tracks:

  • The critical studies track emphasizes the academic study of film.
  • The production track emphasizes film and media making.

Students must choose one of the designated tracks. Full requirements can be found on the online academic catalog.

Critical Studies Track

  • Core courses:
    • Introduction to Cinema I (061.140) or Introduction to Cinema II (061.141)
    • Introductory production class (choose one): Introduction to Digital Video Production: Visual Language (061.145) or Introduction to Film Production (061.150) or Introduction to Digital Video Production (061.152)
  • One 200-level critical studies course (POS tag FILM-CRITST). Screenwriting courses cannot be applied for this requirement.
  • Four 300- or 400-level critical studies courses (POS tag FILM-CRITST). A maximum of one class outside of Film and Media studies can count toward this requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to take one course focusing on cinema outside the United States. Screenwriting courses cannot be applied for this requirement. MI.061 classes cannot count toward this requirement.
  • Credits from other institutions, whether inside or outside the U.S., will not be accepted toward completion of the minor.

Production Track

  • Introduction to Cinema I (061.140) or Introduction to Cinema II (061.141)
  • One 200-level course in the program (POS tag FILM-CRITST). Screenwriting courses cannot be applied for this requirement.
  • Three 300- or 400-level film studies courses (POS tag FILM-CRITST). A maximum of one class outside of Film and Media studies can count toward this requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to take one course focusing on cinema outside the United States. One screenwriting course can be applied to this requirement. MI.061 classes cannot count toward this requirement.
  • Production courses:
    • Introductory production course (choose one): Introduction to Digital Video Production: Visual Language (061.145), Introduction to Film Production (061.150) or Introduction to Digital Video Production (061.152)
    • One intermediate film production course (061.2xx with POS tag FILM-PROD)
    • Advanced Film Production (061.301), Narrative Productions (061.356), or Lost and Found Film (061.413)
  • Credits from other institutions, whether inside or outside the U.S., will not be accepted toward completion of the minor.